The Mexican striker came to his team's rescue with a fantastic goal in stoppage time.Chivas USA won its third straight 1-0 game in familiar fashion: with an Erick Torres goal. In late stoppage time against the Montreal Impact, "Cubo" netted the decisive strike to deliver all three points.
After 93 minutes of scoreless play, the match came down to a bit of quick thinking. A shot from Marco Delgado outside the area deflected off Montreal defender Matteo Ferrari and bounced in front of Torres. He flicked the ball up and connected a stunning, acrobatic scissor kick to beat Troy Perkins at the near post.
It's Torres' 12th MLS goal of the season, and the fourth game in a row in which he's scored his team's only goal. The 21-year-old Guadalajara native is just two behind Golden Boot leader Bradley Wright-Phillips.
The Goats (5-7-5) are now just five points off the playoff pace. Montreal (3-8-5) has the worst record in Major League Soccer.